Morten Nielsen

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Morten Nielsen
0Full Name Morten Nielsen
0Date of Birth 24 February 1990
0Place of Birth Copenhagen, Denmark
0Position Striker
0Chelsea career 2006 - 2009
0Debut n/a
0Games (goals) n/a
0Other clubs FC København
Landskrona BoIS (loan)

Morten Nielsen (born 24 February 1990 in Copenhagen, Denmark) is a striker who formerly played for Chelsea's Academy team.


Pre-Chelsea career

Morten joined Chelsea from FC København in 2006 in a deal which brought his father, Benny Nielsen, a former Danish international striker of 28 caps during the 1970s, to the club as a scout.

Chelsea career

A big lad, both in height and build, Morten suited the central role in Chelsea’s 4-3-3 and was at the time one of very few natural strikers in the Academy.

His debut season went well enough for a first-year, showing physical development and a maturity whilst scoring the odd goal. With the Reserve team lacking a striker for 2007-08, the stage was open for Morten to take and prove he could handle the role. Unfortunately, he didn’t, and saw far more time back in the Under-18 team, whilst being the focal point of the attack in the run to the FA Youth Cup Final.

In 2008-09 Morten spent the second half of the season on loan in Sweden at Landskrona BoIS. His contract at Chelsea expired during the summer Swedish season and he was released.


Morten has represented Denmark at Under-16, Under-17, Under-18 and Under-19 levels.

Career statistics

Youth Team Football

Season Club Total
Apps Goals
2006-07 Chelsea 23 4
2007-08 Chelsea 15 4

Career honours


Post Chelsea Career

After a trial at Celtic, Morten signed with AZ Alkmaar in Holland, where he spent his first season playing in their B Team. He now plays for Sligo Rovers after spells in Germany with Erfurt and in Denmark at FC Midjtylland and Greve.

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